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Boletín de Octubre 2010 (Vol. 4, nº. 9) Versión español

Newsletter October 2010 (Vol. 4, nº. 9) English version

Newsletter \ Newsletter Vol. 4, nº. 9 (October, 2010)


The National Strategy on Sexual and Reproductive Health has been approved by the National Health System’s Inter-Territorial Council

The Healthcare Information Institute is organising the 4th Forum on the Information System of the National Health System, to be held in the Ernest Lluch Auditorium of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality on 18 November 2010, with the participation of national and international healthcare workers and experts. Registration is free, and the final date for registration is 11 November or until the capacity of the auditorium is filled, if sooner.  After this date, registration for seats still available will take place at the Forum venue

Registration is open for the Day-Long Meeting for the Presentation of the Final Results of Project SENECA through the Events application of the Ministry of Health and Social Policy. The Meeting will take place on 23 November 2010 in the Ernest Lluch Auditorium of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality. The registration period ends on 15 November 2010. Registration is free and will be confirmed in the same order as applications are received

The Quality Agency of the National Health System (SNS) is disseminating the document Translation, Validation and Adaptation of a Questionnaire for Measuring the Patient Safety Culture in Primary Care through the website of the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality, in the section on Improving Patient Safety

The publication, Care from Birth Onward. Recommendations Based on Tests and Best Practice, is now available on the website of the Women’s Health Observatory

This past 14 October, the Ministry of Health, Social Policy and Equality participated with a presentation of the SNS Rare Disease Strategy at the “Jornada de Malalties Minoritàries a Catalunya”, organised by the Catalan Federation of Infrequent Diseases (Federació Calatalana de Malalties Poc Freqüents-FCMPF)

New Stage of the Bacteraemia Zero Project

The European day for prudent use antibiotics will be celebrated on 18th November

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On October 25-27, the WHO Department of Gender, Women and Health (GWH) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the Americas (AMRO) held a meeting in Washington focused on the improvement of Women's Health through gender and health statistics

On October 21-22, Policy-makers from the WHO/European Region met in Madrid to agree a common interpretation of Sexual Health, focusing mostly on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and unwanted pregnancies

Sexual and reproductive health fills the Ministry of Health auditorium

We are to be congratulated.  We participated in the International Conference on the Evaluation of Policies held in Prague in mid October, organised by the European Evaluation Society.
A talk-poster was presented, describing the methodological planning process for the evaluation of the Rare Disease Strategy, funded by the Ministry of Health and carried out by the Qualitative Research Chair of the University of Barcelona (UAB) together with the Ministry of Health’s Quality Agency.
We are pleased to report that the European Evaluation Society decided to grant us the award for the best talk-poster of the conference.
The recognition of this effort of collaboration between the UAB and the Ministry is very gratifying

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Official announcements:


Suplemento Impacto

Suplemento en Seguridad del paciente

Suplemento I_Salud

Acceso al Gabinete de Prensa - MSC

Access to: Ministry of Health & Consumer Affairs press releases, events diary, speeches and photographs


New subscriptions to Spanish NHS Quality Agency mailing lists.